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Black Lives Matter

Resources, Events, and Insights

We at SOM are called upon to address systemic racism, both because we are part of the larger national current and because our distinctive mission urges us to engage with pressing societal issues. There is no more pressing issue than confronting systemic racism—specifically against the Black community.

Yale SOM Dean Kerwin K. Charles
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Questions of justice, equality, and anti-racism are deeply pertinent to Yale SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society. As an institution and as a community, we seek to develop knowledgeable and compassionate leaders who can address systemic racism and violence in all kinds of organizations.

Racial Justice Resources and Allyship Actions

Book coversThe Yale School of Management community has been discussing intensively  how we can each respond to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and contribute to the fight against systemic racism and police brutality. Our Community and Inclusion team gathered resources to help everyone act on their own beliefs and conscience. 

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Resources and Perspectives from the Yale SOM Community

In the Media: Prof. Marcella Nunez-Smith Discusses COVID-19 and Equity

In recent weeks, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, associate professor of internal medicine, public health, and management and the founding director of Yale SOM’s Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership, has become a national voice on the troubling racial inequities in COVID-19 treatment and outcomes.

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From Elsewhere at Yale

Yale News: Working locally, Daniel HoSang helps make teaching less colorblind
Yale professor runs workshops to help New Haven teachers create more racially equitable curricula for K-12 students.

WSJ: Yale’s David Swensen Puts Money Managers on Notice About Diversity
Yale’s endowment chief tells investment firms they will be gauged by their hiring of women and minorities.

Yale Daily News: Following student, alumni demands, SOM Dean announces steps to address racism
Yale University’s student newspaper spoke to SOM students and staff about the school’s drive for racial justice.

Yale President Peter Salovey: In Memory of George Floyd
“I believe that all of us at Yale must do what we can to replace fear with hope—and not with anything less than action.” 

David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History: “What’s Going On?” 
“In America’s house divided we are once again collectively wondering whether racism, in its structures and its individual acts, is tearing us apart in irreparable ways.”

Yale News: It’s never too early to talk with children about race
“What children learn, hear, and witness from family members, friends, and others in their communities about race plays a major role in how they view people who are different from them, according to Yale experts.”

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